Tuesday, June 14, 2011

pink pillars and purple roses

 The sun came out after a day of rain and my 
gorgeous purple roses were hanging with their heads 
down to the ground, so I cut myself a bouquet.
These roses are called Madame X and I love their color.
After our trip to Bridget's shop in NH yesterday,
we came back with the salvagecolumns.
 Mr. MD had placed the pink columns 
next to the door. I thought they would look 
pretty flanking the pansies so
 I moved them over to the window.
 There is something about this color that I love too. 
It is kind of purplish pink.
There is even an old thermometer attached to the porch pillar.
They are half pillars, there was another part that joined on top.
Bridget showed me a picture of the Victorian home they came from~
kind of a sad story to think of a grand home getting destroyed.
Anyway,  I started fooling around with the pillars. 
Do you do that when you find something
 you love but don't have a solid plan for?
I dragged them up to the front door.
I finished off the bouquet with more garden flowers
and paired it with the pillar.
It looked nice on the floor next to the pillar.
It looked good sitting on the top too.
For now I am just having my kind of fun~
I will need Mr. MD's help to turn them into a garden trellis.
I am just so happy with these old house relics,
'cause I am an old house girl at heart.
I bought something else at Bridget's too.
Another mirror! 
This one is set inside a frame work of faux tin. 
It looks very real, so it came home with me.
That large garden painting is a glycee I bought on
Martha's Vineyard about ten years ago.

Pink and purple, my childhood favs, 
are still colors I love today.
linking to
Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday


  1. Amy, I love that bouquet and what great finds. The giclee above your fireplace is so pretty.

  2. I love the columns!! Sad story about the house but, at least you get the benefits of salvage!!! The mirror is wonderful!

  3. I love the color of those columns, how fun! Can't wait to see where they go!

    New follower, love your style and your pink garden swing!



  4. Your home is so pretty. It is eye candy for me. The roses are a very unusual color. I love your tin mirror. I have a few tin picture frames that are fun. Oh, and I can't wait to see the finished trellis!

  5. Amy I adore your roses and the columns, very good find!

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  6. I'd love to see the trellis you are going to make with those beautiful pillars! They really are neat. Love your bouquet. I would have snapped up that mirror, too. it's beautiful!


  7. Your purple roses are beautiful and I love all your finds!
    hugs, Cheryl

  8. Pink is such a fabulous color! Love all the ways you displayed your new finds!

  9. Amy, i absolutely love those columns, they're so fun, and look good every single place you prop them up..


  10. You made some great purchases! Those columns are fabulous and the faux tin mirror is perfect in your living room. I, too, love pink and purple. :)


  11. Such pretty home you have... love the French allure... perfect! And thanks for participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday, and bringing me here...


  12. Delightfully creative and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Lovely. I love decorating with things that have a history. I quite like your coffee table - I have one nearly identical to it, just an old table that I had cut down. I am planning on repainting it and have been looking for ideas. Did you use a stencil to create that look?

  14. Can't wait to see the final resting place for the pink architectural pieces!

  15. So pretty! the columns and the basket of flowers. I hope you don't mind that I borrowed a photo to post on my blog. If you want me to remove it, please let me know. laurie

  16. Wonderful treasures! The pillars, the pansies, the flower arrangements. Beautiful post!

  17. Amy-They are just so lovely..I can't wait to see where they actually end up. Love them! xo Diana

  18. Love love love the pink pillars! amazing vintage find. your blog is lovely as always

    Peace & love
    oxo, ETTE


  19. Amy, I just have to tell you, your home is so serene. Everything about it is so peaceful ... there is just beauty everywhere. I could totally move in and wouldn't change a thing. So if you happen to see a blonde-haired girl on your front porch with three cats tucked under her arms, it's just me!

    Those columns are to die for, as are those lavender roses. Swoon!



  20. The pillars looks great with the roses. I love the new mirror and love that print too over the fireplace. It's very springish!

  21. Pink Pillars?! Only you can get away with this I love it!!!

  22. The mirror looks perfect there! The pillars will look perfect wherever you decide they should go, for now anyway... we all know they will move around from time to time! Isn't it fun and exciting to play with new stuff? I do the same thing and nothing ever stays in the same place for too long!

  23. I love your purple roses Amy! You hardly ever see purple roses anymore..have you noticed this? It's always white, red, pink or yellow. I remember my Uncle having beautiful purple roses.
    I love those columns!!! Fantastic colour too!

  24. Love pink & purple too! I've got soft pink accents for summer in my kitchen since our mini-redo. It's a color that inspires rest and renewal as well as rejuvenation all at the same time.


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